Rochester, N.Y. — We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed poet Tina Chang will judge the 22nd annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which will open for submissions on August 1!
Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses (2004), Of Gods & Strangers (2011), and most recently Hybrida (2019) which was named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Lit Hub, The Millions, Oprah magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, and was named a New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy collection. She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). Chang is the director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.
Named in honor of the late founder of BOA Editions, the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is an annual contest to identify, celebrate, and publish a first book by a poet of unique literary talent. The winner of the 22nd annual prize will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd., in spring 2024 as part of the A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series. Tina Chang will select the winner (to be announced in spring 2023) and will write a foreword to introduce the prize-winning collection.
Any poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poetry is eligible to submit their first book manuscript for the Poulin Prize. BOA will accept submissions for the prize between August 1–November 30, 2022. Click here for complete contest guidelines and instructions on how to submit via post or Submittable.